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EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

Terence Lane collection
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Paperknives
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1913
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Engraved print titled 'Native Troopers Dispersing a Camp', by Frank P. Mahoney, 1886

Engraved print titled 'Native Troopers Dispersing a Camp', b...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Engravings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Frank P. Mahony
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1886
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MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Alan Moir
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Albert Croker collection
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Wood carvings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Croker
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1964
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Aboriginal people in custody

Aboriginal people in custody

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Engraved letter opener

Engraved letter opener

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Paperknives
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I make no apology

I make no apology

Behind the Lines 2007 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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2007
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Kangaroo letter opener with a tortoiseshell blade

Kangaroo letter opener with a tortoiseshell blade

Terence Lane collection
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Paperknives
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Engraved print titled 'Supposed Native Tombs', by George Grey, 1841

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Engravings
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London, England
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George Grey
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Cartoon titled 'The River Bed', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Cartoon titled 'The River Bed', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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2008
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The gun debate

The gun debate

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Club

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A Morrison collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre string and beeswax

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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The lucky country

The lucky country

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Print titled Timirrikimaka by Margo Wommatakimi, 1988

Print titled Timirrikimaka by Margo Wommatakimi, 1988

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Prints
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margo Wommatakimi
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1988
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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Political cartoon of Paul Keating handing over Aboriginal rights, by Ron Tandberg

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Political cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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Woodchipping in Australia

Woodchipping in Australia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bark painting of two figures relating to the Maraian ceremony by Billy Yirawala

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Yirawala
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Wooden paperknife

Wooden paperknife

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Paperknives
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, t...

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Child's drawing - Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melville Island by Richard Casey Fernando, Bathurst Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Is...
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Richard C. Fernando
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

University of Sydney collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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1974
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Cartoon of John Howard saying 'YOU'LL WORK LONGER, GET PAID LESS AND YOU'LL BE MUCH BETTER OFF'

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Ron Tandberg collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1992
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Cartoon titled 'Down the gurgler', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Down the gurgler', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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2007
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Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Billy Yirawala
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Poster titled 'Legends: Don't Dream It, Do It!'

Poster titled 'Legends: Don't Dream It, Do It!'

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Posters
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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London, England
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1876
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'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

Bonita Mabo collection
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Paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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Ground yellow ochre from Mindilu or Three Ways on Melville Island

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage ...

Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Wooden club presented to ABC journalist John Bryant by anthropologist Charles Mountford in 1955

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John Bryant collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Bark painting 'Kindaagi the old red plains kangaroo' by Yirawala

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Yirawala
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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1960
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Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Charles Hart collection
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Mallets
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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1928
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A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A  Mopaditti.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Club

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Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Letter opener

Letter opener

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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